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UniMAP offer journalists new media communications programme

Last Update: 06/07/2019

KANGAR, July 6 (Bernama) -- Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) is offering a Bachelor’s Degree in New Media Communications programme specially for media practitioners as an initiative to boost their academic levels.

UniMAP vice chancellor Prof Ir Dr R. Badlishah Ahmad said that the programme, which was under the UniMAP School of Human Development and Techno-communication (IKOM), was accepted at the 91st meeting of the university’s senate on June 26.

‘’The progamme is offered on a part time mode following the high demand from students for communication programmes every year but we will only take 180 students at every intake.

‘’The first intake on this part time mode is, however, subject to the Higher Education Department (JPT),’’ he told reporters at the ‘Happy at the Orchard’ programme with 30 members of the Perlis Media Club (KEMPs) organised by the UniMAP Corporate Communication Unit at the Genting Nakawan Orchard, Bukit Ayer here today.

Also present were UniMAP Alumni and Student Affairs deputy vice chancellor, Prof Dr Mohd Foad Sakdan, Bernama Bureau chief Zainal Abdul Jalil and KEMPs president and Kedah Utusan Malaysia bureau chief, Sharilfuddin Saari.

According to Badlishah, the lectures for the four-year programme would be conducted every Saturday and Sunday.

He said the qualification requirement for the programme would be the same as normal students but media practitioners who possessed experience would be exempted based on the Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning by the Malaysia Qualifications Agency.

He said that the New Media Communication programme offered the latest study curriculum by focusing on new technology elements in three main components, namely, communication, new media and entrepreneurship.



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